In four years with the Cardinals, Horton was successful in long and short relief
and starting. The soft thrower was best at working the corners and holding runners.
His speed made him valuable as a pinch runner.
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»June 15, 1987: In Pittsburgh's 3–1 win over the Cardinals, Pirate base runner Jim Morrison sets a major-league record by getting caught stealing home twice in the 8th inning. The first time he makes it back to 3B on an error, but it goes as a caught steal. Undaunted, he tries to steal again on reliever Ricky Horton and is out at home.